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    which RAM??? HELP!!!

    Hello, last minute question before I order my system:

    I have narrowed it down to these two sets:

    This- http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=255298

    Or this- http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849

    There is a £20 difference. Which one is faster?

    Thanks!

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    The second set is rated to run at ddr-800 at tighter timings than the first set, and is cheaper too, so that would be the one I would go for I think the leds make it more expensive, but contrary to popular belief, doesn't make it go faster

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    personaly the 2nd set m8.
    PowerColor HD 4850 512MB
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    Will the better heatsink on the Pro version mean it will perform faster, even though it has worse timings?

    Thanks again!!

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    Heatsinks on RAM are really just for show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    Heatsinks on RAM are really just for show...

    Yup, though they do even the heat distribution a bit, it doesnt affect performance that much (at most 1%)

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    but they look alot better at the end of the day
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    so the cheaper set is definetly the faster one?

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    Most certainly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MantisCSS
    but they look alot better at the end of the day

    ooh flashing leds not worth £20 tho...

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    OK, thanks everybody!

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    Good set there, VERY popular, we sell an absolute ton of those!
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    I would recommend you look at the quote that you have been emailed

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    I'd go for the value select range personally. High speed ram doesn't make a huge noticable real world performance difference IMO.

    Of course, if you have the money to burn then why not If I had the money to make the ultimate rig then I'd go the whole hog and get all of the best stuff.

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